“We are inspired by the talents right in our backyard,” said WFW founder TJ Dunn. “We want people to know they don’t have to go to New York or Milan to be recognized as a fashion talent. They can do it right here!”
WFW celebrates and encourages up-and-coming creative talents–Though Vaughn-Redmon is far from a rookie in the fashion world. Vaughn-Redmon has design for Urban Outfitters and Belk, and now is focusing on building her own label, Formation (http://www.formationdesignstudio.com/
"Formation Design Studio is a collection that is inspired by and created for (the consumer),” said Vaughn-Redmon. “The fabrications are carefully selected, and the shapes are diverse and easy to wear all year round. Each garment is designed and made (with love) in my Winston-Salem studio."
Beyond the emerging designers who will be showcased, WFW is also highlighting the talents of young designers at DREAMS Center for the Arts, a nonprofit that provides free arts education to economically disadvantaged young people. A portion of all #WFW2014 ticket sales will go to DREAMS, and young DREAMS artisans will be selling their designs during the WFW Trunk Show.
Contact Marketing Coordinator JJ Knight for more information on Wilmington Fashion Weekend. Visitwww.wilmingtonfashionweekend.com for a full schedule, to download the mobile app, and to buy tickets. #WFW2014 is also on Facebook and Twitter.